Category Archives: Interlacing

Motion Adaptive video processing

Want to know what it all means? My recent Sound and Image article, with pictures showing it in action, is here.

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Upscaling – even the professionals get it wrong

I¬†was just clearing some old stuff off my computer and discovered a video clip that demonstrates that competent upscaling can be elusive even for professionals. The clip is six minutes long, which I recorded from the Prime TV HD service … Continue reading

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Deinterlacing and Upscaling difficulty

I have just been looking at the second disc of the brilliant ‘Ultimate Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray version of Woodstock: 3 days of peace and music. One of the extras on this disc is a five minute featurette called ‘The Museum … Continue reading

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DVD Information

Years ago I purchased a Harman Kardon DVD-30 DVD player, primarily for its decent DVD performance combined with DVD Audio playback. These days I primarily use an Oppo DV-980H DVD player, or an Oppo BD-83 Blu-ray player. After all, the … Continue reading

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Miss Potter shall be amongst my most-played Blu-ray discs

In an earlier post I noted that the newly released Blu-ray of Miss Potter runs at 25 frames per second, rather than the usual 24. So it appears to have been sped up, for no good reason. I made reference … Continue reading

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Speedy Miss Potter

Lately I have been devoting my website attentions more to my Blu-ray vs DVD comparison shots than I have to this Blog. Most of them haven’t really been worth commenting on individually here, but now an unusual one has arisen. … Continue reading

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Panasonic Makes Me Happy

When I reviewed the Panasonic DMP-BD30 Blu-ray player back in May this year, I wrote: On PAL DVDs, you can set the deinterlacing mode via the ‘Display’ on-screen menu. Unfortunately, while some older Panasonic products had a ‘Film’ mode option, … Continue reading

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Deinterlacing Demo

In the previous post I mentioned grabbing some video for a test clip. Here is a somewhat similar test clip I currently use. Use? Overuse! The clip is 3 minutes and 34.8 seconds long and I’ve watched bits of it … Continue reading

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HDTV vs SDTV again

Last night one of the Australian Idol judges, Marcia Hines, was wearing this brilliant jacket. Brilliant, that is, from my point of view. That’s because it was white with a strong, very narrow, closely spaced, near horizontal, black stripe. Brilliant … Continue reading

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VHS Weirdness

Well, there you go. It looks like I don’t have too many readers after all! Or none, anyway, that have any spare VHS tapes. Happily charity came to the rescue. More to the point, I went to the Salvation Army … Continue reading

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